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Thread: Faded faded faded !!!!

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    I bought this at JoAnn's (11 years ago ) no sun no washing just hanging up in my sewing room .
    The rest odf the fabrics are fine .

    I just think they should not sell crap !!!

    First picture is the faded block

    Next picture is when it was new

    I took off the applique to redo it
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    Super Member Moonpi's Avatar
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    Mar 2007
    Central FL
    Looks as if the light really chewed it up. Are there smokers in your house? That can cause fabric to fail, too. I've never left anything in one place that long, but I know curtains don't last ten years for me, even the synthetic blends. I have nothing, including my bod, that looks as good as it did ten tears ago.

    You didn't say where you were from - here in Florida, everything gets faded.

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    Power Poster Prism99's Avatar
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    Any kind of lighting can fade fabric; it doesn't have to be sunlight. It's the same with photos, I think.

    I haven't used it, but there is some kind of protective spray that can be used on quilts that will retard fading.

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    I've had that happen with several JoAnns fabrics. I personally don't buy from them anymore, with the very occasional exception of their "best" quality fabrics.

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    Senior Member key4unc's Avatar
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    I have to agree with Jim's/Gem. I just don't buy from JoAnn except for class projects (which I mostly consider throwaways from the beginning) or the better quality fabrics that they've started carrying. I am so sorry that this has happened to you. But, honestly, for projects that are important to me, the fabric just doesn't come from JoAnn--and NEVER from WalMart.

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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    I buy my crap from joanns and wally....had good luck so far. I shop for bargins...everything comes from me no second paycheck.....I still love being retired and even if i was loaded I would not buy just from quilt stores......there is good fabric everywhere enen old clothes make good quilts :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

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    Junior Member Polly C's Avatar
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    Florescent lightings will fade EVERYTHING! I refuse to use them - made DH remove all the florescent fixtures in our home for that reason. Don't know what kind of lighting you use but beware!

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    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
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    SW Iowa
    My son found some fabric I had bought from Hancock Fabric almost 15years ago. Most of it looked like brand new. It had been stored in a cardboard box away from light. I was surprised, and now have it in my stash.

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    Seacoast New Hampshire
    Well...I've have fabric that I've bought from So-Fro fabrics (remember them?) 22 years ago, Ben Franklin, Walmart, and JoAnns, and they all are crisp and sharp as the day I bought them. Some I prewashed and some I did not. I've always stored them in those clear rubbermaid totes and put them in the closet or corner of my sewing room, away from any light.

    Maybe it's not where you buy them but how you store them?

    Just a thought...

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    Super Member Janstar's Avatar
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    What a shame that such a cute piece got ruined. Sorry Mary!

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